You and your pup will love visiting Dover, located in Tuscarawas County, 82 miles south of Cleveland, Ohio. Dover takes good care of local and visiting pets, with three vets and an animal hospital in town, help is close by should your beloved buddy fall ill.
first port of call here must be City Park, Dover’s prime green space, and a popular place for locals and visitors alike. There are three miles of easy
trails here that your pup will love walking with you. Through the trees and
across the Goettge Run Creek, there is plenty to see. City Park has ample open
space, where you and your pup can stretch out for a packed lunch, throw around
a ball or just relax in the sunshine for a while and admire the picturesque
lake and fountain. A playground, amphitheatre, restrooms, ball courts, sports fields
and tennis courts are also provided here.
Adjacent to City Park is Deis Hill and a great place for more walks – this one a little more challenging! Get those legs working as you climb the hill for a great view of the city. If you have kids with you (or are young at heart!) sledding is popular here.
Once you have worked up an appetite, head to East of Chicago Pizza, where your pup is welcome to join you at one of the outdoor tables. Tuck into a variety of Italian-style meals, including the classic pizza or pasta, or try a plate of wings, salads or a freshly made sub.
With beautiful parks, pet-friendly places to eat and a friendly atmosphere, you are both sure to have a great time in Dover.
The Norma Johnson Centre is another must-see while
you are in Dover. Situated just to the western side of the town, the 303 acres
offers over six miles of dog-friendly hiking trails that are suitable for the
whole family, as well as numerous activities and opportunities to learn
more about conservation and land management. The trails are well maintained and
signposted for easy navigation, with a favourite being the Conservation Loop
Trail extending from the parking area, across bridges and through both the
woodland and wetland areas. The Norma Johnson Centre welcomes pets to enjoy the
beautiful surroundings of the whole park, the only request is that you keep your
pup leashed and clean up any mess he leaves behind.